Hey, thanks for supporting the book, Curt!
Unfortunately, I'm having problems getting the specs on the camera, so I don't know for sure what format it records to. You say "mts", and that sort of points me in the right direction -- but I'm not sure. It still could be a number of codecs and formats.
Have you tried using Super to convert it, using the specs in the FAQs to the right of this forum?
Another option, if it's shooting AVCHD, is to convert it to an HDV file using the free AVCHD convertor from KoyoteSoft. (You'll then be able to bring the video into a project set up for HDV footage.)
These programs are both free.
Thanks so much for responding. I took another look at the book and saw that you actually endorse Prism video File Converter and not MPEG Streamclip. I think I read about Streamclip in one of your FAQ files. Not sure now. The Panasonic GH1 uses the AVCHD based on theAVC/H.264 standard (if I can use such a work in the Video Acronym Swamp) The original files on the card end in M2TS but Adobe Organizer changed that to MTS when I imported from the card. Anyway, I used Super on a couple of the files and the quality was just terrible. My gorgeous footage looked like c***. Downloaded Prism and using your setup have been converting my Alaska Cruise vacation videos into AVIs and the quality still gorgeous. (Not talking about the quality of the clips. Got plenty of shots of my pant leg LOL
Great news, Curt! I love to hear the success stories!